Chehra's Story - A Warm Welcome to akt

Chehra contacted us through our live chat as she had fled her home country after being persecuted due to her sexuality. Read about how we helped her. Read more

Billy's Story - A Warm Welcome to akt

We were contacted by a young woman whose brother – Billy – was experiencing domestic abuse in their family home. Read about how we helped him. Read more

Hidden homelessness in Manchester

Greater Manchester Mayor Charity's A Home For All Campaign is raising awareness into hidden homelessness - something that really impacts the lives of LGBTQ+ young people throughout Manchester Read more

Black History Month 2021

Black History Month is a time for reflection and celebration in the UK. For akt, it's also a time to celebrate what it means to be Black and LGBTQ+. Read more

Welcome to our new services centre in Manchester!

akt, the UK’s leading LGBTQ+ youth homelessness charity, has officially opened its new services centre and youth space in Manchester with Mayor Andy Burnham! Read more

Meet our new trustees!

akt is delighted to welcome four new trustees to its board. Read more

Meet our new Director of Communications!

We chatted to Kevin, our new Director of Communications Read more

akt Now - July update from Tim

Read our July update from our CEO Tim! Read more

akt South West day!

akt South West Day is an opportunity to shout about the work we do in the region and how we can support you if you're struggling at home. Read more

Supporting trans young people in Bristol

Anne-Marie is the Services Manager in our Bristol office. We spoke to her recently about how akt supports young trans people in general, and the work akt is doing specifically in Bristol. Read more

Trans young people are experiencing alarming rates of homelessness and abuse

Three decades after akt was established, the need for our work is rapidly increasing rather than decreasing. Read more

Pride 2021: the brands, businesses and organisations supporting akt

Find out more about some of the amazing support we've received this year. Read more

akt commUNITY appeal

Your solidarity and support will enable us to continue our work, to ensure that no young person has to choose between a safe home and being who they are. Read more

akt Now - May Update from Tim

Read our May update from our CEO Tim. Read more

A Day in the Life of an akt Newcastle Caseworker

Our ‘A Day in the Life’ series continues, this time with North East based caseworker Lewis, who shares his challenges, highlights and lockdown learnings. Read more

Our Response to the Queen's Speech

The Queen’s Speech is used to mark the beginning of a new session of parliament. During the speech, the Queen sets out the legislation that the Government will be bringing forward. Read more

Producing the Report

Our Campaigns, Policy and Research Lead Jo talks about producing our report in lockdown Read more

A Day in the Life of Matt, our Director of Communications and Campaigns

We will all be very sad to see our favourite Communications and Campaigns Director leave this summer. So, in celebration of his contribution to akt and the legacy he’ll leave behind, we’ve dedicated this ‘A Day in the Life of’ to Matt. Read more

April Update from Tim

Our CEO Tim gives us his monthly update Read more

London LGBTIQA+ Community Housing Coalition

London has the highest proportion of people identifying as LGBTIQA+ in the UK, but there is a chronic lack of provisions and suitable housing for this community. Read more

NEW: The LGBTQ+ Youth Homelessness Report

61% of LGBTQ+ young people who were happy to answer felt frightened or threatened by their family members before they became homeless. Read more